Only dead fish go with the flow
25 June 2017 00:19 (South Africa)

Chicks count from left to right - just like us

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

Scientists in Italy trained chicks (no, not that kind) to count, using food rewards, and discovered that the birds had a proclivity to choose the food dispensers on the left over the ones on the right. This suggests strongly that the chicks counted from left to right, like all human cultures do. Now you know. Read more: New Scientist

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

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